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Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia

Acquia is well-suited for any Drupal web platform. I think it best plays in the enterprise space, either for B2B or nonprofit/higher ed/government. Acquia is a great solution for smaller web platforms, as well, but the price is typically prohibitive in these scenarios.
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Curata

I liked Curata, but it depends on the use case of how it will be used as to how effective it is for someone. If you are trying to curate content it works great. Had I not been so put off by the issue mentioned earlier I would have given more effort to learn the CMS, so I am not sure how effective it really is.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.6
Curata
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.6
Curata

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Curata
API
Acquia
8.9
Curata
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Curata

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.5
Curata
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Curata
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
9.0
Curata
Admin section
Acquia
7.7
Curata
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
Curata
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
Curata
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
Curata
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.9
Curata
Form generator
Acquia
6.0
Curata

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
Curata
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Curata
SEO support
Acquia
9.1
Curata
Bulk management
Acquia
7.8
Curata
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.2
Curata
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
Curata

Content Publishing

Acquia
Curata
7.5
Content hub
Acquia
Curata
7.0
Content distribution
Acquia
Curata
8.0

Content Reporting & Analytics

Acquia
Curata
8.5
Closed-loop tracking and reporting
Acquia
Curata
8.0
Content performance analytics
Acquia
Curata
9.0

Pros

  • Acquia has a variety of products and services that serve a variety of clients that span across many industries. The wide variety of use cases, supported by hundreds of case studies, make selling Acquia to our customers very easy.
  • Acquia's platform is secure, scalable, and designed specifically for Drupal allowing us to get projects started much smoother and quicker.
  • Acquia is always innovating and providing new products for their entire suite. Acquia's LIFT product is a game changing platform that is starting to provide a personalization solution meant for any size client and project website.
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  • Allows you to curate content and narrow your search parameters to pretty specific areas.
  • It learns your selections and overtime serves up better and more relevant content.
  • It works very well with WordPress, it integrates smoothly and allows you to share content on the fly with their Chrome plug-in.
  • Curata's support is great, if you need them they will help out quickly to resolve your issues.
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Cons

  • Acquia's pricing is sporadic across each product offering and for each industry vertical. Making pricing more standard across the board would help alleviate some of the doubt from our clients when they go to Acquia's site to see different products.
  • Acquia's BLT is a new and innovative product, but still lacks a lot of use cases. This comes with more implementation examples which will definitely come with time.
  • There is sometimes an inconsistency among different Acquia sales people and account managers. This results in a vastly different experience when bringing clients to Acquia. Mixed with Acquia's strange salesperson geographic/industry allocation, this has caused confusion for us and our clients. We'd love to see Acquia reps be more consistent across the board.
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  • For me the product worked great for what I needed it for, I no longer needed it and was a few days past their renewal date (you have to cancel either 60 or 90 days before the end date of the contract) and they would not work with me. They took the stance of, "Too bad, so sad." They offered me their CMS along with their CCS for this last year, but we never fully used it and was turned off by the lack of customer service initially in this situation...especially after it was a matter of around 10 days or so that I was late.
  • Having to keep reconnecting LinkedIn would throw me off at times.
  • Sometimes the article I was trying to post to WordPress would get hung up and I would need to get a hold of support to help clear the system.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquia10.0
Based on 8 answers
I'm very satisfied with the performance, reliability, easy-to-use interface for deployment of Acquia network. My team is more productive after having migrated to Acquia network.
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Curata10.0
Based on 1 answer
For all of the features we loved when we signed on like the microsite and search capabilities and also their customer service, we will very likely renew with Curata. We also really like the evolution we have seen of the solution, just recently a new integration with Marketo (also a vendor of ours) was announced which will be very beneficial to us in optimizing our email newsletters
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Alternatives Considered

Acquia offers a more robust product suite than Pantheon. Acquia also offers professional services for another level beyond what Pantheon offers. Acquia pricing is typically more expensive than Pantheon, but the extra cost tends to be worth it, given all the support you receive from Acquia's team.
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We closely considered Rallyverse before deciding on Curata. Rallyverse had superior social sharing capabilities, but Curata's microsite and email newsletter features plus the infinite content source and feed search capabilities far outweighed what Rallyverse has to offer at this time. We are very happy with our decision
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Return on Investment

  • Increased speed
  • Better security
  • Faster time to market
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  • I would say neutral for us, but more so because of how we were using it and it being a stop-gap fix for us.
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Pricing Details

Acquia

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Acquia Editions & Modules
Acquia
Additional Pricing Details

Curata

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Curata Editions & Modules
Curata
Edition
Curata Software
$6991
1. per Instance (no seat limits)
Additional Pricing Details
We have 2 solutions: - Curata CCS content curation software - Curata CMP content marketing platform (e.g., editorial calendar, analytics engine)